‣ Newly renovated maison de village
‣ Historical centre of chic, magnificent Uzès
‣ Rare views of towers of Uzès
‣ Accommodates 1-4
‣ Free bicycle
‣ Also ideal for extended stays
COMFORTABLE TOWN HOUSE WITH VIEWS >>
The 18th century town house has just been renovated and features a third floor loggia with a kitchen and rare views of the towers of the ducal palace, the so-called Duché.
The second floor bedroom has a toilet and sink, there is a comfortable first floor sitting room, and a ground floor wet room with shower, storage and a washing machine.
A good friend jokingly calls the decorative style "modern monastic". We've worked hard to retain and highlight the old stone walls, beams and other features and decorated it with mainly Scandinavian furniture.
There's a TV with international channels; free wifi and free calls to landlines in Europe, and North America.
We also have a bicycle that you are free to use.
Please take note that the house has four levels and stairs must not be a problem.
GATEWAY TO BEAUTY, HISTORY >>
Uzès is often called “the Frenchman’s own holiday paradise” because of its Utopian “relaxed charm, narrow streets with carefully restored houses, tree-lined squares with medieval arcades and an abundance of cafes and restaurants.”
It's an easy place to stay content but also a perfect base for day trips in an area packed with cultural and natural gems, including Mediterranean beaches, Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier, the Camargue, Aix-en-Provence, Baux-de-Provence, Arles and Marseille.
But in actual fact, once people get to Uzès most prefer to stay put. In the words of another friend: "Uzès is a trap. You'll never leave." Many return again and again - and some of us fall so much in love we end up getting a second home.
The house is situated in a quiet and beautiful pedestrianized street in Uzès' historical centre, a great starting point for tranquil walks in the aristocratic town's labyrinthine core.
There's a friendly salon de thé round the corner, an Italian who serves great coffees further down the street and whole list of restaurants and cafés on the boulevard and in the alleyways, not forgetting the market on the Place aux Herbes Wednesdays and Saturdays and Uzès' famous quality antique and craft shops.
Although Uzès in many ways retains a feeling of living as a separate Utopian fiefdom that makes you not want to leave at all, it is in fact well-connected with the outside world.
Direct busses to Nimes TGV station in the city centre take less than half an hour and cost 1.30EUR. Busses to Avignon are 45 minutes and also stop at the unmissable Pont du Gard World Heritage site.
TO AND FROM UZÈS >>
Uzès is conveniently located close to France’s major highways A9 and A7.
If you’re travelling from abroad you may find it easier and faster to get to the south of France by plane or train, via for example Paris, Marseille, Montpellier, Nimes or Avignon.
TGV trains run from Paris to Avignon or Nimes in less than three hours. Cheap tickets at the IDTGV website. Normal fare tickets at the SNCF website.
EASY PARKING >>
Paid outdoor parking (€3.60 a day) is a one minute walk away behind the archbishop's palace. Paid subterranean parking (€10 a day) is also round the corner, on the Boulevard.
For free parking you'll have to walk about five minutes to the rue Saint-Firmin area.
I have been back from Alexander's Uzès house for a couple of weeks now, and the nine-night stay continues to comfort and inspire. It was the perfect spot for a working retreat, with everything close to hand, yet quiet and private.
The layout is rather like a medieval tower, so be mindful that there are many stairs, but you will be rewarded with a large picture window framing the rooftops and the handsome Duchy Tower.
This bijoux house is simply appointed with style typical of this elegant town. And Alexander was the most gracious of hosts, always on hand before, during and after my stay. If you have never visited Uzès before, Alexander has compiled a comprehensive guide, and he publishes a dynamic website with local updates.
I couldn't have been happier. This will be my first choice for a return stay in Uzès.
It was a very good way to meet a nice person by living in his house! Alexander was very helpful and interested, that we feel good there. And we did! Thanks a lot Alexander. Christine
I have nothing but positive things to say!
Alexander was very kind and accommodating. The townhouse was very clean, beautiful, and comfortable. When we were too tired to venture out, staying in felt like a treat.
The top floor is a lovely place to cook a meal!
We were there in November and the portable heaters provided very comfortable warmth.
This was a really cute apartment, beautifully located inthe old part of town. Nicely dwcorated with everything you would need to live there for a week. The location is quiet and very authentic.
Be warned that there are four flights of steep stairs that go from room to room. We found our legs getting tired after a few days. The bonus was the sweet little roomat the top where we could cook and listen to Alexander's great jazz CDs.
Our stay in Uzès was our favorite out of the whole trip and Alexander's apartment was perfect! It was so fun to be staying within the city walls and in such a quaint building with its views of the other roof tops. Alexander was helpful, easy to work with and quick to respond. The map provided by Alexander was most helpful as it helped us discover a restaurant we frequented each night, Les Terroirs.
We highly recommend staying here!
Alexander is a pure gem of a host. His suggestions and advise were all of great benefit to our delightful stay in his charming townhouse in Uzes.
The apartment has a lovely decor with special little touches. Gazing across the roof tops with a glass of wine of an evenkbg was enchanting.
Thank you Alexander.
Michael and I had great stay in Uzès in Alexander's apartment. We were sent all the information we needed about Uzès and Alexander was always available for any help we needed. It was very clean and well equipped and homely. I would recommend it to fellow travellers. Ela
Merci Alexander for a wonderful stay. Uzes was simply beautiful - the warm September days, great markets, light and wonderful people. Thank you for sharing your townhouse. Warm evenings watching the flag flying over the Duchy were simply magical. The apartment and the town exceeded our expectations.
This is a fabulous house in a wonderful part of Uzes. Alexander is great to communicate with and his tips and information on the area enriched our experience of Uzes. Thank you Alexander!
Since the appartment where we stayed in Uzès the years before was not free we where looking for another nice place - and it quickly was no question that this should be Alexanders charming little house in the heart of the Village. And indeed: The nice pictures on his Airbnb-side don't promise too much: Everything is arranged very tastefully, and we found a place in which we felt at home directly. Espacially the room on the top with the great window and the view over the roofs is very attractive. It's nice sitting there just enjoying the sight. Everything what we needed was there, and everything was clean and cultivated. According to the contact I just can give back what Alexander said: From the very first moment it was like talking to a friend: Alexander always answered very quick and open minded, obliging and kind, so it was not only a pleisure to be his guest, but also to communicate with him. We had been in best hands! What we enjoyed also was the fact, that everything we needed was just round the corner: A bakery, a charming tea salon, the market, restaurants and so on. And in almost the same time we found ourselves in the nature if we wanted to. Espacially for me it was great I could reach the swimming bath in less then five minutes. Above all the neighbours have been very kind, and after a short time I felt as if I lived there for a while. Not to forget the nice cats in the arrounding :-)
All in all, dear Alexander: We hope we stay in contact and have the possibility to come back as soon as possible. Thanks for everything, Birgit & Peter
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.